Visitors to Southeast Asia will find many inexpensive volunteer projects in the region without having to look too hard - though they will be more limited if you hate dogs and don’t want to teach English.
A travel photo of Angkor Wat, Cambodia.
A travel photo of Angkor, Cambodia.
We took our first major trip in 2002 when we spotted in a copy of TNT an advertisement for round the world flights. At £860 the idea of flying to Peru and making our way overland to Argentina, crossing the Pacific Ocean to New Zealand and Australia before exploring Southeast Asia, seemed a bargain too good to miss.
We recently announced that we are off to Southeast Asia, where aside from flying in to Bangkok we have few plans as to what we are going to do, where we will go or even how long we are going to stick around in the region.
A reader asks: I'm hoping to do some travelling and would like to do some voluntary work as well but don't want to have to pay to volunteer. I would like to go to Asia, do you have any advice at all?
Nine years ago today I was snoring face down in my lunch in preparation for boarding the flight home to the UK. After 364 days on the road our trip ended in a drunken slumber outside a Bangkok restaurant.
Articles and posts by or about travellers working their way around the world.
Most of the working abroad posts we feature on The Working Traveller are researched, ‘how to’ type pieces. Though I have plenty of travel tales to tell it is a rare day when I have not been able to duck out of sight when physical labour is mentioned.
The Angkor complex is a delight to roam around with a camera and over three days I went snap happy and got a lot of good photographs.